Our School is situated at 5 Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, in beautiful Suffolk. Our classrooms and offices occupy the upper floors of a 17th century building in the heart of the historic town centre. The classrooms overlook the beautiful Abbey Gardens with the romantic ruins in the foreground and the rolling Suffolk countryside beyond. On the ground floor there is a traditional English tea room and restaurant.
10 reasons to choose studying at our School:
- Small groups - average 8 and maximum 12 per class
- Personal care and attention is a priority to all students
- Start any Monday
- Good mixture of nationalities
- We are registered with the UK Government's Department of Education - see register
- We are the only English school in Bury
- Great school location in centre of Bury: park & cathedral opposite
- 50 minutes from London Stansted Airport
- Fully qualified and experienced teachers
- We are an authorised Cambridge University ESOL Exam Centre
Courses are available throughout the year and students may start on any Monday during term time for a minimum of two weeks. The syllabus will include the following:
- Reading Skills: Understanding notices and signs that are seen in everyday situations. Reading short authentic texts to understand the structures of the language. Scanning factual materials to pick out key ideas and to disregard unneccessary information quickly. Reading texts of an emotional nature and to understand the key themes and the attitudes of the writer.
- Writing Skills: Giving information, reporting events and describing objects and people. Reacting to situations and expressing feelings of hope, regret, pleasure etc. Being able to write simple sentences in different ways.
- Listening Skills: Understanding and responding to announcements and dialogues. Extracting information from conversations (time, date etc.) and to learning to appreciate the attitudes of the speakers.
- Speaking Skills: Asking and understanding questions whilst making appropriate responses and speaking freely to express emotions and reactions.
- Gramamr Skills:
* modal verbs
* present simple and continuous
* past simple and continuous
* present perfect / past perfect
* future - will, going to and present continuous
* gerunds and infintives
* causative - have/get
* phrasal verbs
* conditionals - zero, 1st and 2nd
* reported speech
* question forms - what why where when how which etc.
* nouns pronouns determiners (a/the)
* adjectives (colour, size, shape nationality etc.)
These activities include:
- Excursions to London, Cambridge, Brighton and more. These take place on a regular basis during the year.
- Catching up with the latest film releases at the new multi-screen cinema.
- Social evenings including our international food evenings. They are popular with students and teachers alike. Veritable feasts and not to be missed!!!
- As Bury St Edmunds has the second oldest theatre in England, trips to the Theatre Royal to see plays and musicals are a feature of life at the School.
- Every May, the Bury St Edmunds Festival takes place, which means a host of theatrical, musical, artistic and sporting events around the town.
- At Christmas, a formal end-of-year dinner at a local club has become a great annual tradition.
- Informal trips to the pub.
Activities easily available at the local Leisure Centre and around town include:
- ten-pin bowling.
- weight training
This type of accommodation is a perfect way to learn about the British way of life: food, customs and traditions. It is also the best way to practise your English conversation skills outside of school. Our families come from interesting backgrounds and want to learn about you! Accommodation is personally arranged by the Welfare Officer to ensure that each and every student is made to feel welcome and part of the family. Three good meals are provided each day. You will join the family for breakfast and dinner, but packed lunches are provided for school days. Your will usually have your own room with comfortable bed, wardrobe, cupboards and desk for homework. Most rooms have either a TV or stereo system and it may be possible to share the internet connection as well. Access to a telephone can usually be arranged. The homes are mostly located in Bury St Edmunds town, a short walk from both the school and the shops.
For the more independent student, this choice allows you the freedom to shop and cook for yourself. Self-catering accommodation is still carefully chosen so that the student can live with friendly English people wherever possible. Standards are kept high but the costs are lower. Most of the self-catering accommodation is in walking distance of the town centre.
Students can choose from the following:
- 6 hours per week (2 mornings)
- 9 hours per week (3 mornings)
- 12 hours per week (4 mornings)
- 15 hours per week (5 mornings)
- 21 hours per week (5 mornings + 3 afternoons)
- 24 hours per week (5 mornings + 4 afternoons
- Homestay - £105 per week
- Self-catering - £70 - £85 per week
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We have provided quality English teaching for over 13 years. During this time, students from more than 50 different countries have made exceptional progress and achieved outstanding results in the Cambridge University PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL and LCCI English for Business Exams. Our students are cared for in...
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